The Favourite ★★★★½

Fucking electric. A period piece for people who hate period pieces, a demonstration of the power of forceful directing choices, the shakeup that Lanthimos desperately needed to his aesthetic (I say as someone who found diminishing returns over his last four films), and a testament to the power of collaboration. When you get a director, writer, actors, costume designer, editor, and cinematographer at the height of their powers, this is what you get. I didn't even mind the fisheye!